Primitive Entertainment to coproduce body-focused docuseries

German distributor ZDF Enterprises has boarded worldwide sales rights, excluding Canada, for the docuseries, which will have its Canadian premiere on Crave.

michael_mcmahon_2-450x550Toronto-based factual producer Primitive Entertainment has partnered with German prodco and broadcaster SPIEGEL TV for a revealing new docuseries.

Naked (6 x 50 minutes) is a science-based series that observes human fascination with bodies and genders from birth into adulthood. The series will also have a 90-minute special.

The docuseries will premiere on Bell Media-owned streamer Crave in Canada and on ZDF and Arte in Europe. German distributor ZDF Enterprises holds worldwide distribution rights, excluding Canada.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating again with SPIEGEL TV, one of Europe’s most prolific and important producers, on a fascinating and timely project,” said Michael McMahon (pictured), executive producer at Primitive Entertainment, in a statement. “All around the world people are re-examining our relationships and striving for more understanding and empathy. We hope that Naked’s exploration of our most fundamental being and our most intimate connections with each other will be an engaging contribution to the global dialogue.”

Primitive Entertainment has more recently produced the documentary film Borealis with the National Film Board of Canada and TVO, which had its world premiere with Hot Docs in 2020. The company also produced Discovery Canada mini-series Equator: A New World View, earning three Canadian Screen Award nominations.